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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #450 on: February 02, 2022, 05:36:07 PM »

Our regular brand of cat litter seems to be in short supply. Both Chewy and Petsmart are out of stock.
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« Reply #451 on: February 02, 2022, 05:43:07 PM »

This is probably the only good thing about the fact that we have to feed our dog this special, prescription-only dog food that's 3x the cost of regular dog food: There haven't been any runs on it.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #452 on: February 03, 2022, 10:16:11 PM »

I'm still noticing ongoing shortages of pet food. We no longer have a dog, but we still have cats, and the selection of both dry and canned food has been very sparse the last couple of weeks.

Also, and this seems a bit odd, saltine crackers are in short supply in these parts.

Definitely seeing this as well in Arizona. It's hard to keep our cats on a consistent diet because we have to choose from whatever happens to be available. They live primarily on dry food and share one can of wet food (pate) at bedtime.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #453 on: February 22, 2022, 06:11:44 AM »

I'm have to order a new over-the-range microwave. Thanks to a mis-entry of the cooking time by a member of my home (40 minutes instead of 4 minutes), a frozen meal was completely carbonized and stank up the house. While the microwave still works, and despite the best effort at cleaning, I can't get rid of the burnt smell. The microwave is around 20 years old, and I've been wanting a new microwave. Off to Costco online I go, partially because I had some gift cards that I kept on standby for exactly this type of situation.

The earliest possible delivery date? April 14th for the order placed last Saturday.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #454 on: February 22, 2022, 03:17:06 PM »

I'm have to order a new over-the-range microwave. Thanks to a mis-entry of the cooking time by a member of my home (40 minutes instead of 4 minutes), a frozen meal was completely carbonized and stank up the house. While the microwave still works, and despite the best effort at cleaning, I can't get rid of the burnt smell. The microwave is around 20 years old, and I've been wanting a new microwave. Off to Costco online I go

I did almost the same thing last year.  Hit the wrong button on some popcorn (something I've never done despite making popcorn a million times!) and circumstances caused me to miss the error until that shit was "well done". 
Except in my, case, I didn't even try to clean that sucker.  I immediately took it outside and threw it in the lawn.  I knew it was a lost cause.
(Then later I properly disposed of it, but I was really mad in the moment and it felt really good to shot-put that sumbitch onto the grass. :sombrero: )

Fortunately, there were microwaves in stock when I went to the store later that week.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #455 on: February 22, 2022, 04:00:45 PM »

I'm have to order a new over-the-range microwave. Thanks to a mis-entry of the cooking time by a member of my home (40 minutes instead of 4 minutes), a frozen meal was completely carbonized and stank up the house. While the microwave still works, and despite the best effort at cleaning, I can't get rid of the burnt smell. The microwave is around 20 years old, and I've been wanting a new microwave. Off to Costco online I go

I did almost the same thing last year.  Hit the wrong button on some popcorn (something I've never done despite making popcorn a million times!) and circumstances caused me to miss the error until that shit was "well done". 
Except in my, case, I didn't even try to clean that sucker.  I immediately took it outside and threw it in the lawn.  I knew it was a lost cause.
(Then later I properly disposed of it, but I was really mad in the moment and it felt really good to shot-put that sumbitch onto the grass. :sombrero: )

Fortunately, there were microwaves in stock when I went to the store later that week.
A better one. Same issue, pizza heated for 30 min instead of 30 seconds in a microwave. In the lab building. Date: 12/23 or so.

How do I learn about it: a fire alarm sounds, everyone evacuates, I am a poor freezing guy in a shaking crowd on a parking lot.  Fire trucks roll in (we have enough stuff in the building not to joke about a fire alarm), and ladies from EHS department are running to assess the situation and to meet those truck - running dressed up and on high heels since they were having a local holiday party...

Santa was laughing at us from his sled.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #456 on: February 22, 2022, 05:22:17 PM »

There's been a shortage of canned biscuits in my area and in some other grocery stores across Kentucky.
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« Reply #457 on: February 22, 2022, 05:45:59 PM »

There's been a shortage of canned biscuits in my area and in some other grocery stores across Kentucky.
That's why I buy Powdered Milk Biscuits in the Big Blue Box.
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« Reply #458 on: February 22, 2022, 05:46:34 PM »

There's been a shortage of canned biscuits in my area and in some other grocery stores across Kentucky.
That's why I buy Powdered Milk Biscuits in the Big Blue Box.
Heavens, they're tasty!
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« Reply #459 on: February 23, 2022, 03:52:59 PM »

I can't count how many spotty, war-torn, hide-and-seek (, etcetc) product shelf displays I saw at the Walmart up the street over the weekend.  I couldn't tell how much was supply chain issues, or customers making messes, or store employees not keeping up.  And supposedly this store had recently been remodeled and rearranged.  One of the more disappointing grocery trips of the pandemic era.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #460 on: February 23, 2022, 04:10:08 PM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?
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« Reply #461 on: February 23, 2022, 05:08:18 PM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?
:-D
I'm genuinely struggling to recall one that wasn't in some way.

I've never left a Walmart feeling "Wow, that was great. I'm really glad I came here today."
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« Reply #462 on: February 23, 2022, 05:11:46 PM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?
Only when I score an amazing Black Friday deal.
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« Reply #463 on: February 23, 2022, 06:18:57 PM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?

I have to admit, it's not so bad at 8-9am when they're almost empty. You can hear yourself think, and other shoppers haven't worked up the energy to be rude or thoughtless by that point. There's no whining kids, most shoppers are alone, and there's a much lower chance of something shady happening in the parking lot.

It might only happen once or twice a year, but there you go.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #464 on: February 23, 2022, 06:22:25 PM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?

I have to admit, it's not so bad at 8-9am when they're almost empty. You can hear yourself think, and other shoppers haven't worked up the energy to be rude or thoughtless by that point.

I mean, you still have to deal with the bashed-up merchandise, the aisles being so narrow that passing anyone in them qualifies as going on a first date with them, the camera system chinging at you obnoxiously, nothing being in the same place as it was the last time you went there, and the cashiers putting each item in its own flimsy plastic bag (would it kill Walmart to have paper bags?)...
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« Reply #465 on: February 24, 2022, 12:12:22 AM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?

I have to admit, it's not so bad at 8-9am when they're almost empty. You can hear yourself think, and other shoppers haven't worked up the energy to be rude or thoughtless by that point.

I mean, you still have to deal with the bashed-up merchandise, the aisles being so narrow that passing anyone in them qualifies as going on a first date with them, the camera system chinging at you obnoxiously, nothing being in the same place as it was the last time you went there, and the cashiers putting each item in its own flimsy plastic bag (would it kill Walmart to have paper bags?)...

Or in states where Walmart doesn't want to pay cashiers, long lines at the self checkout because shoppers can't scan their own items efficiently and bag them at a decent pace.

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« Reply #466 on: February 24, 2022, 12:18:53 AM »

Is a trip to Walmart ever not disappointing?

I have to admit, it's not so bad at 8-9am when they're almost empty. You can hear yourself think, and other shoppers haven't worked up the energy to be rude or thoughtless by that point.

I mean, you still have to deal with the bashed-up merchandise, the aisles being so narrow that passing anyone in them qualifies as going on a first date with them, the camera system chinging at you obnoxiously, nothing being in the same place as it was the last time you went there, and the cashiers putting each item in its own flimsy plastic bag (would it kill Walmart to have paper bags?)...

Or in states where Walmart doesn't want to pay cashiers, long lines at the self checkout because shoppers can't scan their own items efficiently and bag them at a decent pace.

Before the pandemic, there were times of the day when they didn't even have any cashier lines open and all transactions had to go through self-checkout. Since the pandemic, they close overnight, so you have another potential source of disappointment—arriving at a closed Walmart.
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Re: 2021 Supply Disruptions
« Reply #467 on: March 04, 2022, 01:03:44 AM »

I'm have to order a new over-the-range microwave. Thanks to a mis-entry of the cooking time by a member of my home (40 minutes instead of 4 minutes), a frozen meal was completely carbonized and stank up the house. While the microwave still works, and despite the best effort at cleaning, I can't get rid of the burnt smell. The microwave is around 20 years old, and I've been wanting a new microwave. Off to Costco online I go, partially because I had some gift cards that I kept on standby for exactly this type of situation.

The earliest possible delivery date? April 14th for the order placed last Saturday.
Lucky me had warranty on our 3 year old microwave. We were cooking something and a burnt plastic smell kept reeking the house! And the solution was to get rid of it? I don't think so! We went online and filed a warranty claim, and the service guy was VERY nice! He couldn't find the problem, but after digging and digging, it was the power supply! It wouldn't even come off! So they had to order the part and came back 24 hours later and had it all done within a hour! :wow: Also we had couches delivered while this was going on! Here's the funny thing too, THIS WAS PERFORMED DURING CORONAVIRUS! :colorful:

The manufacturing date code on the current microwave is April, 2005, which makes my old microwave almost 17 years old. At what point do you put consider repairing verses replacing?

Also, the delivery date is now March 11th in the afternoon. Too bad I haven't even found someone to put in a roof or side vent per my mother's request. :(
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« Reply #468 on: March 04, 2022, 02:40:54 PM »

I'm have to order a new over-the-range microwave. Thanks to a mis-entry of the cooking time by a member of my home (40 minutes instead of 4 minutes), a frozen meal was completely carbonized and stank up the house. While the microwave still works, and despite the best effort at cleaning, I can't get rid of the burnt smell. The microwave is around 20 years old, and I've been wanting a new microwave. Off to Costco online I go, partially because I had some gift cards that I kept on standby for exactly this type of situation.

The earliest possible delivery date? April 14th for the order placed last Saturday.
Lucky me had warranty on our 3 year old microwave. We were cooking something and a burnt plastic smell kept reeking the house! And the solution was to get rid of it? I don't think so! We went online and filed a warranty claim, and the service guy was VERY nice! He couldn't find the problem, but after digging and digging, it was the power supply! It wouldn't even come off! So they had to order the part and came back 24 hours later and had it all done within a hour! :wow: Also we had couches delivered while this was going on! Here's the funny thing too, THIS WAS PERFORMED DURING CORONAVIRUS! :colorful:

The manufacturing date code on the current microwave is April, 2005, which makes my old microwave almost 17 years old. At what point do you put consider repairing verses replacing?

Also, the delivery date is now March 11th in the afternoon. Too bad I haven't even found someone to put in a roof or side vent per my mother's request. :(
The replacement is worthless, as this microwave was under warranty.
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« Reply #469 on: March 05, 2022, 03:48:52 AM »

Lucky me had warranty on our 3 year old microwave. We were cooking something and a burnt plastic smell kept reeking the house! And the solution was to get rid of it? I don't think so! We went online and filed a warranty claim, and the service guy was VERY nice!

The manufacturing date code on the current microwave is April, 2005, which makes my old microwave almost 17 years old. At what point do you put consider repairing verses replacing?

The replacement is worthless, as this microwave was under warranty.

If it's under warranty, take advantage of the warranty (sheesh). I'm talking about my 17 year old microwave.
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« Reply #470 on: March 14, 2022, 06:38:03 AM »

How expensive chlorine has gotten, and how my pool has turned into "the money pit". My pool maintenance person advised me at the end of January to have a backup supply of chlorine tablets, pool shock, and muriatic acid, as his normal avenues may not have a steady supply. So, I went off to Amazon and order a 25 pound tub of chlorine tablets. At the time of order (late January), the tub was $180. As of this writing, $289. This was for something that, prior to May, 2021, was just $95 which is just slightly below the price of a 10 pound tub of 3 inch chlorine tablets nowadays ($100). You can blame Hurricane Laura for wiping out a major chlorine manufacturer in Louisiana in 2020, which won't be online until later on this year.
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« Reply #471 on: March 14, 2022, 09:09:13 AM »

How expensive chlorine has gotten, and how my pool has turned into "the money pit". My pool maintenance person advised me at the end of January to have a backup supply of chlorine tablets, pool shock, and muriatic acid, as his normal avenues may not have a steady supply. So, I went off to Amazon and order a 25 pound tub of chlorine tablets. At the time of order (late January), the tub was $180. As of this writing, $289. This was for something that, prior to May, 2021, was just $95 which is just slightly below the price of a 10 pound tub of 3 inch chlorine tablets nowadays ($100). You can blame Hurricane Laura for wiping out a major chlorine manufacturer in Louisiana in 2020, which won't be online until later on this year.
i dont have a pool, so i dont have to worry.  :D
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« Reply #472 on: March 14, 2022, 10:08:40 AM »

How expensive chlorine has gotten, and how my pool has turned into "the money pit". My pool maintenance person advised me at the end of January to have a backup supply of chlorine tablets, pool shock, and muriatic acid, as his normal avenues may not have a steady supply. So, I went off to Amazon and order a 25 pound tub of chlorine tablets. At the time of order (late January), the tub was $180. As of this writing, $289. This was for something that, prior to May, 2021, was just $95 which is just slightly below the price of a 10 pound tub of 3 inch chlorine tablets nowadays ($100). You can blame Hurricane Laura for wiping out a major chlorine manufacturer in Louisiana in 2020, which won't be online until later on this year.
i dont have a pool, so i dont have to worry.  :D
As far as I understand, same type of stuff goes into public water systems for disinfection. So if you have city water, you may take a notice.
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« Reply #473 on: March 14, 2022, 11:40:36 AM »

How expensive chlorine has gotten, and how my pool has turned into "the money pit". My pool maintenance person advised me at the end of January to have a backup supply of chlorine tablets, pool shock, and muriatic acid, as his normal avenues may not have a steady supply. So, I went off to Amazon and order a 25 pound tub of chlorine tablets. At the time of order (late January), the tub was $180. As of this writing, $289. This was for something that, prior to May, 2021, was just $95 which is just slightly below the price of a 10 pound tub of 3 inch chlorine tablets nowadays ($100). You can blame Hurricane Laura for wiping out a major chlorine manufacturer in Louisiana in 2020, which won't be online until later on this year.
i dont have a pool, so i dont have to worry.  :D
My old house had one. Smartest thing I did was having it torn out.
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« Reply #474 on: March 14, 2022, 11:51:25 AM »

How expensive chlorine has gotten, and how my pool has turned into "the money pit". My pool maintenance person advised me at the end of January to have a backup supply of chlorine tablets, pool shock, and muriatic acid, as his normal avenues may not have a steady supply. So, I went off to Amazon and order a 25 pound tub of chlorine tablets. At the time of order (late January), the tub was $180. As of this writing, $289. This was for something that, prior to May, 2021, was just $95 which is just slightly below the price of a 10 pound tub of 3 inch chlorine tablets nowadays ($100). You can blame Hurricane Laura for wiping out a major chlorine manufacturer in Louisiana in 2020, which won't be online until later on this year.
i don't have a pool, so i don't have to worry.  :D
My old house had one. Smartest thing I did was having it torn out.

When I moved to Texas and was looking for a home, a pool was on the list of "things that I really didn't want", but wasn't a deal killer. It had everything else that I wanted/needed, including two story, four bedrooms, high-speed internet, and within walking distance to my workplace as I was job relocated. And, Dallas summers can get really hot.
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